WikiLeaks Protest Steers Donors to Assange's Private Fund

In protest of last year's decision by MasterCard, Visa and PayPal to stop processing donations to WikiLeaks, the secret-spilling organization has called on world governments to "investigate and de-license these banking institutions" noting that WikiLeaks lost an estimated $15 million in donations. But hold on potential donors, reads a statement on the WikiLeaks website today, there are still alternative methods to donate. "To find out further details on how to bypass the illegal banking blockade against us and donate to WikiLeaks read further information at the bottom of this page or on our donate page." While those instructions give information on how to send money directly to WikiLeaks via Bitcoin and bank transfer, the "donate page" sends readers to something else called the "WikiLeaks Legal Defense Fund."

Read the full story at The Atlantic Wire.

Presented by

The Atlantic Wire is your authoritative guide to the news and ideas that matter most right now.

Never Tell People How Old They Look

Age discrimination affects us all. Who cares about youth? James Hamblin turns to his colleague Jeffrey Goldberg for advice.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Never Tell People How Old They Look

Age discrimination affects us all. James Hamblin turns to a colleague for advice.

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

Video

Pittsburgh: 'Better Than You Thought'

How Steel City became a bikeable, walkable paradise

Video

A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

In this groundbreaking video, time moves at multiple speeds within a single frame.

Video

Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

If pop music is too homogenous, that's because listeners want it that way.

More in Technology

Just In